Monday, September 20, 2010

Get paid to for your opinion!

A friend of mine told me about Opinion Outpost, so I gave it a try.

In the last 2 weeks I have gotten a dozen or so surveys in my email, and I qualified to take 4. I made 8.20! The check arrived today!

Sure, its only a few bucks, but those few add up to be LOTS!

Sign up today, give your opinions, earn money!

Friday, September 17, 2010

The breakfast of Coupon Champs!

When I find an awesome deal on something, if my budget allows, I try and buy a years worth, giving me time to wait until the same awesome deal comes around again.. some deals only come one a year, like breakfast foods, and its now!


Boxed Quaker Oatmeal 8*2.00 = 16.00
Yoplait Yogurt .50*14 = 7
Sun Crystles 20.00*10 = 20.00 (with a raincheck)
= 43.00
-5/40 Tops coupon
-8 Quaker coupons
-.40/6 doubled to .80*2 = 1.60
-20 Sun Crystles coupons
= 8.40 out of pocket, saved 66.48



Quaker Canisters 20 *1.50 = 30.00
Bailey's Creamers 3*1.67 = 5.01
Egg Beaters 2.50*4 = 10.00
Tuna 1.67*4 = 6.72
= 51.73
-5/40 Tops coupon
-20 Quaker coupons
-4 Bailey's coupons
-.50/1 doubled to 1.00 Egg Beaters printable = 4.00
-.55/1 doubled to 1.10 Tuna coupons = 4.40
= 14.33
-2.00 coupon from the first order
= 12.33 out of pocket, saved 60.33

then

Boxes Quaker Oatmeal 2.00*10 = 20.00
Yoplait Yogurts .50*28 = 14.00
Bailey's Creamers 1.67*4 = 6.68
= 40.68
-5/40 Tops coupon
-10 Oatmeal coupons
-.40/6 Yoplait doubled to .80/6 * 4 = 3.20
-4 Free Yoplait wyb 6 coupons = 2.00
-4 1.00/1 Bailey's printables
= 16.48 out of pocket, saved 50.11
Got back a 2.00 off on your next trip coupon from the Yoplait.

Grand total spent $37.20 , saved $176.92





Libby's and Peanut butter are from last week, forgot to post!



Saturday, September 4, 2010

Pictures I forgot...

These are some pictures from the last 2 weeks that I was to busy to upload!

Today at Wegmens : Spent 42.17, saved 137.00, will get back 12 in rebates
Wegmens: all free

Tops: all free

Rite Aid : used my gift card, saved 41.05, got back 15 UP Rewards and 10.00 gift card


Tops: 6.85, saved 22.50, will get a free grill


Family Dollar: spent 6.75, saved 22.50


Tops : dont remember!
Rite Aid: used my giftcard, saved 35.69, got back 10 UP rewards

I also updated my totals for the year.. I am right on track!

Friday, August 27, 2010

More Kelloggs at Tops!




video

7 trips!

10 Pop Tarts
70 Boxes of Cereal
2 Capri Son
2 Mac & Cheese 5 packs
5 Tops Ziplock bags
= 6.70 oop, with a 10.00 catalina left over!
= 3.30 MM!

The breakdown:

10 Pop Tarts
-10 free coupons (from entering pop tart codes online)
= 0.00, get 10.00 back

10 Cereals
1 Capri Sun
1 Mac & Cheese
-14.50 in coupons
-10.00 from last trip
= 1.64 oop, get 10.00 back

10 Cereals
1 Capri Sun
1 Mac & Cheese
-10.25 in coupons
-10.00 from last trip
= .70 oop, get 10.00 back

10 Cereals
3 Freezer Bags
-11 in coupons
-10 from last trip
= 1.07 oop, get 10.00 back

10 Cereals
2 Bags of chips (my kids were being very well behaved at this point!)
-11 in coupons
-10 from last trip
= .88 oop, get 10.00 back

10 Cereals
2 Freezer bags
-13 in coupons
-10.00 from last trip
= 1.01 oop, get 10.00 back

10 Cereals
2 Wheatables
-13.50 in coupons
-10.00 from last trip
= 1.40 oop, get 10.00 back


And, in case you are wondering, with 4 kids in the house, we eat about 75-100 boxes of cereal a year. And I know and back to school time is when cereal is the cheapest, so I plan on buying a years worth. Which now I have!

Monday, August 23, 2010

Super cute fleece for only .99!



Right now Lands End has TONS on clearance!

I found this Darling Girls Fleece sweater for just $5.99!

Free shipping on every order! Use the coupon code FALLDEALS and the pin# 1415

Plus, if you shop through Shop At Home, you will get 3% back bonus check!

AND

If you are new to Shop At Home, when you sign up you get $5.00 to spend TODAY!

Making this DARLING Fleece just .99! And face it, its going to get cold soon!

If you dont need the Girls Fleece.. take a peek around their overstock clearance for awesome deals as low as $2.99!


Sunday, August 22, 2010

Fruit and Foil ...

I forgot to post this one!

Tops:

4 Foil 10.00
4 Fruit 10.00
-.75/1 foil doubled to 1.50
-.75/1 fruit doubled to 1.50
= 8.35 with tax
Got back a surprise .50 catalina!

4 Foil 10.00
4 Fruit 10.00
-.75/1 foil doubled to 1.50
-.75/1 fruit doubled to 1.50
= 8.35 with tax
Got back a surprise .50 catalina!

2 Foil 5.00
2 Fruit 5.00
-.75/1 foil doubled to 1.50
-.75/1 fruit doubled to 1.50
= 3.18 with tax
-1.00 in catalina's
= 2.18

Total for everything 18.88 !!

I also updated my totals for the year so far... I am under-spending! Looks like I will make it under the 3000 mark!



Produce and Meats .. no coupons? REBATES!



Today I went to Wegmen's.

Spent 19.75 on produce, and will submit it for a 5.00 rebate.

Spent 35.15 on meats, and will submit it for a 20.00 rebate.

Keep your eyes peeled for rebates! They can be found in the beer section on Wegmens, Tops and the local gas stations. NY is a "no beer purchased required" state, so you dont have to buy the beer mentioned on the rebate!


Saturday, August 21, 2010

RA and CVS..


Rite Aid
Pantene 3.50 - 1.00/1 coupon
Pantene 3.50 - 1.00/1 coupon
Scrubbing Bubbles 2.99 -1.00/1 coupon
Clearacel 4.39 -3.00 RA coupon AND 2.00 coupon
Lysol Hand Soap 11.99 -3.00 coupon AND 5.00 RA coupon
-5/25 RA coupon
-5.00 UP Rewards from last week
= .37 + tax 1.87 = 2.24 on a gift card from a rebate

Got back:
3.00 UP Reward for Pantene
1.00 UP Reward for Scrubbing Bubbles

THEN

3 Rolaids 1.00 each - 1.00/1 coupon
Complete 7.99 - 1.00/1 coupon
Purex 5.99 - 3.00/1 coupon
Crest 2.99 - 1.00/1 coupon
Clearacel 4.39 -3.00 RA coupon AND 2.00 coupon
Veet 5.19 - 3.00 coupon AND 3.00 RA coupon
-5/25 RA coupon
-5 UP Rewards from the 1st transaction
= .59 + 1.19 in tax = 1.79 on a gift card from a rebate

Got back:
1.00 UP Rewards Purex
1.50 UP Rewards Crest
7.99 Complete Single Check Rebate
10.00 Gift Card for spending 25.00 on oral care
Glam Bag full of samples and coupons

CVS
12 Sobe's BOGO with a BOGO coupon = free
5 Wheat Thins 5/5.00 - 1.00/1 coupons
= .89 tax

Grand Total out of pocket for everything on the table .89 cents!


Wednesday, August 11, 2010

More Tops shopping..


I made another quick trip to Tops today

8 Nesquik Chocolate Milks, free after coupon 8/01 RP
5 Kozy Rice Puddings .20 after coupon 6/06 SS
11 Yoplait Greek Yogurts .40 each after printable coupon .30/1 doubled
10 Ice Tea Tubs 4.99-5.39, free after coupon 5/23 SS
Misc grocery items
-5.00 catalina from Kraft buy 5 cheeses
= 8.89 oop, saved 85.64!


Sunday, August 8, 2010

Tops 8/08, a few freebies and great deals!


There is not much going on this week, just a few sales and good deals.

I ran to Tops today for a few things, and to use my 10.00 catalinas from last weeks Kelloggs deals.. I got a bunch of groceries, nothing exciting, just things for dinner this week, and a few freebies, My total was 126.46, used 120.17 in coupons, spent 16.29 and got 5.00 back from Kraft!

4 Nesquik Chocolate Milk 10/10.00
-.50/1 8/01 SS = free

Kozy Shack Rice Pudding 10/10.00
-.40/1 = .20 each

Kraft Cheese 2.99*5 = 14.95
-1.00/1 peelies on the bags = 5.00
= 9.95 out of pocket
Got 5.00 Catalina for buying 5 Kraft
= 4.95 or .99 each!

4C Ice Tea 4.99 BOGO
6 Tubs 29.94
6 Cans 29.94
-29.94 BOGO sale
-29.94 BOGO coupon 5/23 SS
= 12 for FREE!

Valasic Pickles 2.49
Valasic Pickles 2.49
-55/1 printable = 1.39 each

Total 12.93
-10.00 Kelloggs Catalina from last week
= 2.93
Get 5.00 Catalina back!

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Awesome Kellogg's deal at Tops!


2 Nutri Grain Bars

14 Cereals

56 Eggo’s

50 Snack Crackers

46 Pop Tarts

10 Sun Crystals

4 Ziplock Storage Bags

4 Lysol Wipes

= $13.34 out of pocket

10.00 "on your next purchase" coupon left over

Saved $320.20

187 items = .07 each!!

This was totally a once in a lifetime deal! Basically, Kelloggs is doing the "fuel for school" promotion again, last year it was a 10.00 rebate, this year a 10.00 catalina, which was totally better!

10 Kelloggs/Keebler items, most 1.99 each

- coupons from the paper

- Tops doublers

= 10.90 or 11.98 each time (depending on what I grabbed)

-10.00 catalina from the last transaction

= .90 to 1.98 oop each tome, get another 10.00!


Over and over and over 17 times!!


I also updated my totally from June until today.. I am actually under-spending!



Monday, June 14, 2010

Tops, last week.


Since these deals are over, I am not going to break them down.

18.03 oop, will get a 10.00 Mastercard for the wipes and tide stain stuff
Saved 133.57

Rite Aid Trip!


I should start off by saying I was super sick last week.. thought I was going to be admited to the hospital it was soooo bad! So not much shopping went on, or blog updating, or even updating my totals. I really have not shopped much in the last few months.. but I am feeling my 19th wind.. and its on! I went to Tops and RA last week, and RA again today but I am just going to cover RA right now.. time is short!

Lysol Wipes 2.79 - 1.00 coupon hanging on the bottle
ProGlide Razor 8.79 - 4.00 coupon from paper
Listerine 3.99 - 1.00 coupon from the paper
Blinks 7.99 - 2.00 coupon from paper
Goldfish .49
M&M's .79
-5/20 RA coupon
-11.99 UP rewards from Huggies last week
= .65 cents, on a RA giftcard from a past rebate = 0.00 oop

Coppertone 8.99 - 1.00 printable coupon - 3.00 RA coupon
Gillette Bodywash 2.99
Gillette Bodywash 2.99 - BOGO coupon from paper
Herbal Essences shampoo 2.49 - 1.00 coupon from paper
Herbal Essences conditioner 2.49 - 1.00 coupon from paper
-5/20 RA coupon
= 6.48, on a gift card, nothing oop

Coppertone 8.99
Scrubbing Bubbles 6.99 - 5.00 coupon from paper
Schick Hydro 6.99 - 5.00 coupon from the paper
-5/20 RA coupon
= 2.87 on a gift card, .89 cents oop

Coppertone 8.99 -1.00 printable coupon - 3.00 RA coupon
Scrubbing Bubbles 6.99 - 5.00 coupon from paper
Advil 5.49
-5/20 RA coupon
-4.00 UP rewards from Coppertone this week
= 3.74 oop

Grand total out of pocket: 4.63 oop, saved 109.56

AND THEN... the best part...

Single Check Rebate
7.99 Blinks
5.00 ProGlide
.50 Lysol
2.99 Listerine
10.00 for spending 25 on Coppertone
2.99 Gillette Bodywash
3.00 Herbal Essences
= 32.48

6.00 Up Rewards (2.00 for each Coppertone)

6.99 Schick Try Me Free rebate released TODAY!

= 40.83 money maker.

Thanks RA!

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Tops and Walmart... good deals!

Tops

4 Musketeers Mint Bars .50 each - .25/1 (5/16 RP) doubled to .50 = free

4 Solo Cups 2.50 each - .75/1 doubled to 1.50 = 1.00

4 Nestle ready to drink milks 1.29 each - .50/1 (5/2 SS) doubled to 1.00 = .29 each

= 5.16 oop, saved 14.95, got a coupon for 4.00 off my next trip for buying 4 Solo cups


1 Musketeers Mint Bars .50 each - .25/1 (5/16 RP) doubled to .50 = free

4 Solo Cups 2.50 each - .75/1 doubled to 1.50 = 1.00

4 Nestle ready to drink milks 1.29 each - .50/1 (5/2 SS) doubled to 1.00 = .29 each

= 5.16 oop, saved 14.95, got a coupon for 4.00 off my next trip for buying 4 Solo cups


4 Solo Cups 2.50 each - .75/1 doubled to 1.50 = 1.00

4 Snyder Pretzels 2.50 each – 1.00/1 coupon I found near the beer at Tops = 1.50 each

18 Hungry Jack pancake pouches .79 each – 1.00/2 (5/23 RP) = .29 each

-4.00 coupon from the cups

-4.00 coupon from the cups

= 7.57 oop, saved 35.72, got a coupon for 4.00 off my next trip for buying 4 Solo cups

Will submit for the “Spend 15.00 on salty snacks and other summer items get 8.00 back” rebate found at Tops in the beer section.


Tops

6 Digiorno Pizzas 6.49 each – 3.00/1 Facebook printable coupon = 3.49 each

2 4C Ice Tea 3.99

2 4C Ice Tea To Go 3.99 – 3.99 (free to go when you buy the canister coupon 5/23 SS)

4 Nestle ready to drink milks 1.29 each - .50/1 (5/2 SS) doubled to 1.00 = .29 each

4 Musketeers Mint Bars .50 each - .25/1 (5/16 RP) doubled to .50 = free

= 30.08 oop, saved 51.54

Will submit for the Kraft Rebate (“like” Kraft on facebook to get a rebate form) spend 30 get 10.00 back for the pizzas, which are made by Kraft


Walmart

18 S Bar Franks 1.00 each – 1.00/2 (5/16 SS) = .50 each

2 String Cheese 3.56 each – 3.00/2 (5/2 SS) = 4.12 for both

1 Animal Crackers 1.94, no coupon

1 Marshmallow 1.00

1 Graham Cracker 2.49

1 Hershey Bar 6 pack 2.75 – 1.00/3 Smores coupon, found on the display at Walmart

= 20.29 oop, saved 13.00

Will submit for the Sorrento cheese rebate, buy 2 get 5.00 back, found on the package, limit 5 per household, makes it a .88 money maker!


Summary 68.22 oop, saved 133.13, will get back 23 in rebates, making this all cost just 45.22!!


Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Tops.. and DIAPER MAN!


Tops
2 Lucky Charms 1.99, used .55/1 doubled = .89 each
2 Cheerios 1.99, used .55/1 doubled = .89 each
8 Nesquick 1.29, used .50/1 doubled = .29 each
= 5.88 oop, saved 21.20

Rite Aid

There is HOT HOT HOT diaper deal at Rite Aid!

Huggies 8.99
Huggies 8.99
Huggies 8.99
= 26.97
-5/25.00 RA coupon
-3.00 Huggies printable
-3.00 Huggies printable
-3.00 Huggies printable
= 12.97 oop
get a coupon for 11.99 off, for buying 3 huggies products

THEN
Huggies 8.99
Huggies 8.99
Huggies 8.99
= 26.97
-5/25.00 RA coupon
-3.00 Huggies printable
-3.00 Huggies printable
-3.00 Huggies printable
= 12.97
-11.99 from first transaction
= .98 for 3 AND another 11.99 back!

Rinse and Repeat!

Total for all 12 packs of diapers $16.75, plus a coupon for a free pack, plus 11.99 coupon left to use!

Thats 324 diapers or just .05 cents a diaper! HOLY COW!

Saved 139.96!




Thursday, May 13, 2010

Updates...

I updated my totals again ... and here are a few pictures I never posted from the last 3 weeks.





FYI - The Dole apple crisp thingys... not worth buying!